Holistic Creative Therapies
Life’s journey can be filled with joy, passion and awe, but this isn’t always the case, sometimes it can be difficult to navigate and sometimes we need the support of a skilled holistic practitioner. We need the opportunity to talk through our difficulties or challenges or have someone available to truly listen, to share our loss and our grief or heightened emotions to process.
To be seen and be heard. These times, we need someone who can hold space for us while we process emotions, thoughts and experiences.
Holistic Creative Mentoring sessions combine Creative Therapies + Holistic Counselling and will provide you with a safe space to speak openly from the heart and in your truth, without fear of judgement. All sessions are confidential to develop a relationship built on trust and support for you and your journey with unconditional love and compassion.
Holistic counselling is a little different from other more mainstream counselling styles, though it uses much of the same methodology as various other counselling styles. A holistic counselling session considers the whole person, typically mind, body and spirit. My goal is to help you bring balance in your whole life and ensure you are in touch with your own needs.
Sessions are held in the studio which evokes a calming atmosphere of warm greens, wood tones and bespoke art pieces.
During the sessions Ashley will draw on the tools she has learnt over years of study.
The Art of Listening; compassionate and active listening, understanding, silence
Reiki + Energetic Healing
Holistic Creative Therapies (Curated for your individual needs)
Oracle Cards + Symbolic Interpretation
Music and Sound Therapies
Mindfulness and Meditation
Conscious Awareness Practice; Identifying subconscious belief systems
Gratitude + Journaling
Affirmations curated for your individual needs
Weekly support through a check in email or text
Grounding, integrity + centeredness
If it feels right, we will begin a chat to discover what you need, this is a space for you to come and find your own answers lovingly guided in a deeply supportive and comforting environment.
What is Holistic Counselling?
Holistic counselling is based in Humanistic Psychology and the Holistic Counsellor forms a supportive partnership with the client to guide and encourage you (the client) in developing the skills they require to manage their lives in ways that are more fulfilling to you. The Holistic Counsellor does not analyze or make any judgments about the client. Nor do they give advice. They support you to find your own answers.
Holistic counselling considers the whole person; mind, body and spirit (or soul). It helps you to bring balance into your whole life and allows you to get in touch with your personal needs on a holistic level. It is based on one element of a person cannot be healthy without all the other aspects of the person being in balance and harmony. The mind will not be well if the body is not well. The body will not be well if the spirit is not well. As a Holistic Counsellor, my job is to guide you toward your own ultimate goals and balance in your life. We will also explore emotions and how this interacts with our Mindy, Body and Spirit.
In many ways, the problem you are experiencing is not the problem. We will explore ways you can 'find yourself again' and get in touch with our self-love + compassion with the tools I provide that reduce stress and empower you to make choices that suit your life.
How can it help you?
We know that in today's fast-paced society of day-to-day life, many of us bypass the intelligent, conscious mind and instead respond to difficult situations with emotions or pre-programmed beliefs in our subconscious mind. Together, we will identify which subconscious belief systems are worth keeping, which are false and how to change those problematic belief systems that are preventing you from living a happy and aligned life.
The body is the easiest to deal with in terms of identifying issues because they are usually tangible, some symptoms are easily recognized, while others require more detective work. Holistic Counselling can help you identify Weight Issues (overweight or underweight and how you perceive this), Pain, Illness, Skin Quality, Hair Quality and Dull eyes. My role as a Holistic counsellor is to help you identify where your body may need attention (an early warning sign where an imbalance of mind or spirit is concerned) and help you set goals for better health.
Spirit is likely the most challenging aspect of a person to identify, understand, and work with because we don't know what Spirit actually is. We seem to know we have it, with a multitude of theories, belief systems and hypotheses that exist to try and explain it. As a Holistic Counsellor, my job is to help you establish your own idea about your spirit (or soul) and explore your beliefs around this. Mind-body medicine works on the hypothesis that while the spirit is the less tangible and hardest to identify of all the aspects of a person, it is likely to be the most influential in determining a person's overall wellbeing. I will provide opportunities for your spirit to grow on its own terms and its own direction through practice. You will experience your own spiritual growth through personal experience.
Emotion is kind of like a barometer. They are a way of showing us when our mind, body, and spirit are in balance or in excess or depleted. They are the signals that alert us to the positive of negative directions of our thoughts. Emotions are alarm bells. By understanding which of our emotions we are experiencing, we can begin to identify what type of subconscious belief systems influence us.
Please book in using this scheduling assistant. I have updated my calendar with current availability and it updates in real-time. All appointments must be made with at least 12 hours notice and I require at least 12 hours notice of cancellation for a full refund.